RCR has proudly provided access to clinical research studies and advancing new medical treatments that improve the quality of life for the residents of the greater Rochester, NY area since 1994.


The clinical trial process varies depending on the type of trial. Doctors and nurses will assess a participant’s health at the start, provide instructions, carefully monitor during the trial and stay in contact afterward.

Some trials may involve more tests than others. To ensure success, participants should follow the protocol closely and maintain regular contact with research staff.

Core Therapeutic Areas

Infectious Diseases
Medical Devices
Men’s Health Care
Smoking Cessation


RCR is committed to improving healthcare outcomes for all people

  • Striving for equity, embracing diversity, fostering inclusion, and treating all with respect in our research site.
  • Acknowledging systemic biases and seeking to address them to ensure equitable opportunities for all individuals.
  • Valuing diverse backgrounds and perspectives to strengthen research endeavors, promote innovation, and enhance the generalizability of findings.
  • Create an inclusive environment where everyone feels valued and empowered to contribute.

Diversity is a fact.Inclusion is how we act.



Who can participate in a clinical trial?

A participant must qualify for the study and live in the Greater Rochester area. Some research studies seek participants with illnesses. All clinical trials have guidelines about who can participate.

What are the benefits of participating?

  • Play an active role in their own health care.
  • Gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available.
  • Help others by contributing to medical research.

Can a participant leave a clinical trial after it has begun?

Yes. A participant can leave a clinical trial, at any time. When withdrawing from the trial, the participant should let the research team know about it, and the reasons for leaving the study.


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RCR is now in partnership with Atlas Clinical Research, a rapidly growing clinical research site network committed to helping patients access new treatments by partnering with biopharma sponsors and CROs


What Volunteers Say about RCR

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“Your research nurses always took time to explain questions, or just chat a bit. Dr. D. was warm, friendly and caring, and your lab person is excellent–never any bruises! Thanks.”

M.L.S., Henrietta, NY

“I’m very happy for the first time in a year to be relieved of pain and swelling—I feel as if I’ve gotten my active life back!”

G.A., Ontario, NY

“Once again I feel a need to write to compliment you on your excellent and caring staff! As you might know, I was in this morning to participate in a follow-up study. I was greeted as if I was a member of the family who hadn’t been home to visit for a while! All the nurses in the center and especially, Chris were excited to see me and find out how I was doing. I can’t tell you how good it makes a person feel when the staff are genuinely interested in a patient’s health and health care and beyond that, a patient’s life. It makes the challenges of the clinical studies you run much easier to handle. I had a wonderful experience participating in the two-year study and today’s visit was no different. So, keep up the good work! I hope to continue to hear about all of Rochester Clinical Research’s successes from your newsletter and other media outlets. Kind regards,”

L.K., Rochester, NY

“About RCR’s free Diabetes Self Management Program: “I thoroughly enjoyed and benefited from this class. If you offer a sequel to these classes, or even some sessions in more depth, I would be very interested in attending. Thank You.”

A.K., Rochester, NY

About RCR’s free Diabetes Self Management Program: “It covered many aspects of the disease, very informative and many hand-outs for use later. Instructors were very knowledgeable and willing to share their ideas and know-how.”